Build up your maths confidence
If you are worried about the maths content of your course, come to this session to pick up tips about how to actively manage your learning process and your study time.
How to make your calculator work for you
After studying this course, you should be able to understand the basic functions on your calculator, what may go wrong when entering calculations and know how to fix them and apply knowledge of calculator functions to a range of mathematical calculations.
Converting between decimals, fractions and percentages
Fractions, decimals and percentages are frequently used in everyday life. Knowing how to convert between them improves general number work and problem solving skills. This session will help you understand percentage as the number of parts per 100, recognise the equivalence of fractions, decimals and percentage and calculate percentages and use them to solve problems.
Basic statistics concepts: from mean to standard deviation
This workshop is designed to help you make sense of the most important basic concepts in statistics: Mean, Median, Mode, Variance and Standard Deviation. You can book this stand-alone workshop or the series of 3 workshops: Basic statistic concepts, Normal Distribution and Hypothesis Testing.
The normal distribution is the most important and most widely used distribution in statistics. Understanding its properties makes it easier to interpret statistical data. In this workshop, we will look at the properties of normal distributions, the Empirical Rule, the Standard normal distribution table. You can book this stand-alone workshop or the series of 3 workshops: Basic statistics concepts, Normal Distribution and Hypothesis Testing.
This workshop is for you if you would like extra support with statistics topics in your degree course. This workshop will cover basic hypothesis testing with normally distributed populations. You can book this stand-alone workshop or the series of 3 workshops: Basic statistics concepts, Normal distribution and hypothesis testing.
In this workshop we will look at the concept of a derivative, and how a derivative can be used to describe the rate of change of one quantity with respect to another. We will review the rules of differentiation to compute the derivatives of different types of functions and solve some standard problems.
In this workshop we will look see how we can use the derivative to determine the maximum and minimum values of particular functions (e.g. cost, strength, amount of material used in a building, profit, loss, etc.).
Microsoft Word demo: formatting your assignment
Discover how to use Word's really useful built-in features that work to automatically format your document for you. Using these built-in features will ensure consistency throughout your document and save you having to manually update your work.
Excel functions and short-cuts
Learn how to construct functions, manipulate data and format outputs. In this training session, you’ll work through a series of exercises using the following:
- Paste special
- Naming cell ranges
- Relative vs absolute referencing
- Basic functions
- IF functions
- Strings e.g.
- Concatenate / text to tables